English: Blue bone porgy
Jolthead porgy occur in the Atlantic from Rhode Island and Bermuda, southward to Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico.
This species inhabits coastal waters from 3 to more than 200 m (10–656 ft) in depth.
It can be found on vegetated sand bottoms, but occurs more frequently on coral and hard bottom.
Large adults are usually solitary. Maximum reported size is 76.0 cm (30.1 in) and 10.6 kg (23.4 lbs).
Crabs and mollusks constitute its primary prey items.